Mar Vista Investment Partners Has Trimmed Its Praxair (PX) Stake; Inventure Foods (SNAK) Sentiment Is 0.77

December 12, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Inventure Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $79.11 million. It operates in two divisions, Frozen Products and Snack Products. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s healthy/natural food products include Rader Farms frozen berries; Boulder Canyon kettle cooked potato chips; other snack and food items; Willamette Valley Fruit Company frozen berries; Fresh Frozen brand frozen vegetables; biscuits and other frozen snacks; Jamba branded blend-and-serve smoothie kits; SeattleÂ’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends branded blend-and-serve frozen coffee beverage; Sin In A Tin chocolate pate and other frozen desserts; and private label frozen fruits and healthy/natural snacks.

Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc decreased Praxair Inc (PX) stake by 3.68% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc sold 8,540 shares as Praxair Inc (PX)’s stock rose 10.06%. The Mar Vista Investment Partners Llc holds 223,446 shares with $29.62 million value, down from 231,986 last quarter. Praxair Inc now has $43.35B valuation. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $151.4. About 383,200 shares traded. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 17.42% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 53 investors sold PX shares while 303 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 226 raised stakes. 235.97 million shares or 0.10% more from 235.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Johnson Counsel Inc holds 16,848 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc holds 0.06% or 7,439 shares in its portfolio. Tiemann Llc has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). First Republic Investment Management Inc, a California-based fund reported 26,926 shares. Stephens Ar stated it has 34,659 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 199,413 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Asset Management accumulated 113,944 shares. Bartlett And Limited Com holds 1.16% or 193,766 shares in its portfolio. Gamble Jones Invest Counsel holds 0.26% or 18,879 shares in its portfolio. Everett Harris Ca holds 0.01% or 3,250 shares. American Intl Grp owns 0.09% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 191,785 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Inc invested in 253,832 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Banque Pictet And Cie Sa reported 9,742 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Waratah Advisors Limited accumulated 6,010 shares. Cetera Advisor Network Ltd Liability Corporation owns 1,647 shares.

Analysts await Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $1.48 earnings per share, up 4.96% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.41 per share. PX’s profit will be $423.74 million for 25.57 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual earnings per share reported by Praxair, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.33% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Praxair had 42 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) on Saturday, January 7 to “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 13 by Seaport Global Securities. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16200 target in Thursday, July 6 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 7 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, January 27 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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